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April 6


06:00 pm - 08:30 pm

Event Category:

Getting Real About Race

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Uniting America


Bethel AME Church

38 Walk Hill Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Jamaica Plain, MA, US, 02130

Fifty years after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. our nation still wrestles with painful racial issues. As part of Sword & Spoon Group’s speakers series “Uniting America,” Baltimore Raven Benjamin Watson will discuss “
 Getting Real About Race – And Getting Free From the Fears and the Frustrations That Divide Us.”


Rev. Liz Walker of Roxbury Presbyterian church will moderate. Photographer, journalist, pastor, and author Dorothy Greco will respond.

Benjamin Watson is a tight end for the Baltimore Ravens. He was drafted in the first round of the 2004 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots, receiving a Super Bowl ring in his rookie season as well as another in 2007.

In 2010, he signed a three-year deal with the Cleveland Browns reuniting him with former Patriots assistant coach, Eric Mangini. In 2013, he agreed to a three-year contract with the New Orleans Saints and was named team captain for the 2015-2016 season. In his 12th year in the NFL, Watson had a career season where he had a career-best in receptions (74) and yards (825), and tied his career high in touchdowns (six).

Watson is the author of “Under Our Skin: Getting Real About Race – And Getting Free From the Fears and the Frustrations That Divide Us” and “Group Conversation Guide,” to help readers talk honestly about race, bias, and justice. 

There will be a short reception, courtesy of Bethel AME from 6 – 6:30 PM. 



Roxbury Presbyterian Church 

Bethel AME Church

Grace Chapel



Liz Walker

Benjamin Watson’s books will be available for purchase and signing. Cash and checks only, please.